December 29, 2017

Eritrea 2017 in Review  – Part I

Eritrea 2017 in Review  – Part I

by Mela Ghebremedhin | What a year it has been for the world and for Eritrea also. The country has gone through a year of challenges and successes. Stronger diplomatic ties have been registered. New economic agreements have been signed. The capital city, Asmara, entered the UNESCO World Heritage list. Financial reform continues and public diplomacy in the diaspora prospers despite the numerous obstacles that the transnational network is facing. Mobilization campaigns keep on. The year 2017 is definitely a year of transition for Eritrea. In our first part, let’s review the year 2017 for Eritrea with a focus on diplomacy and cooperation. Read more

December 28, 2017

Editorial – EU’s Ambivalent Stance on...

Editorial – EU’s Ambivalent Stance on Migration

In what appears as a knee-jerk reaction to public outrage following the recent CNN footage showing “migrants being sold as slaves” in Libya, the EU has floated the notion of a “humanitarian corridor” to relocate “stranded refugees to Europe”. In an apparent bid to elaborate the contours of this new policy, Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, stated this week that “up to 10,000 refugees are slated to benefit from the programme in 2018”. Read more

December 22, 2017

Ambassador Saleh holds talks with Angolan...

Ambassador Saleh holds talks with Angolan officials

Asmara, 22 December 2017- Mr. Omar Saleh, Eritrea’s Ambassador to South Africa and Southern African countries held talks with different Angolan officials focusing on strengthening bilateral relations. Ambassador Saleh was on a working visit to Angola from 15 to 19 December. Read more

December 21, 2017

President Isaias Receives Credentials of Six...

President Isaias Receives Credentials of Six Ambassadors

Asmara, 19 December 2017 – President Isaias Afwerki today received the credentials of   Ms. Susan Ngongi-Namondo, United Nations Resident Coordinator; Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa of Japan; Mr. Michael-Christos Diammesis of the Hellenic Republic; Ms. Agrina Mussa of the Republic of Malawi; Mr. Daniel Cavegn of the Swiss Confederation; and, Mr. Ramiah Yogarajan of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.  The ceremonies took place at the Denden Guest House here in the capital. Read more

Eritrean nationals abroad hold discussion on...

Eritrean nationals abroad hold discussion on national issues

Asmara, 21 December 2017- Eritrean nationals residing in Sweden, Norway and Israel hold discussions focusing on the objective situation in the homeland and on the regional situation as well as on consular service. Read more

International Youth Day observed

President Isaias met and held talks with Crown...

Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive...

Meeting of Presidents Isaias Afwerki and Ismail...

President Isaias met and held talks with Crown...

Eritrean Delegation led by Mr. Abdelkadir Hamdan...